How does work artist censorship in LastFm?

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My question is related to this post https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/artist-page-is-missing

The matter is simply, I noticed long ago that a band page was missing
https://www.last.fm/music/Discipline 

and in the previous linked post a Moderator said that the page is censored due to racism reason - reason not really true, because the band Discipline is not supporting white power supremacy

In the meantime other bands related to extreme right movement are still visible, for example
https://www.last.fm/music/Zetazeroalfa, or pages of persons like https://www.last.fm/music/Charles+Mansonhttps://www.last.fm/music/Adolf+Hitlerhttps://www.last.fm/music/Benito+Mussolini ...

Independently by any political vision, I think both pages should be available, Lastfm is not vehicle of propaganda, is just a music social network and the presence of those pages should be just there.

Who's in charge of defining this censorship and according to which motivations this happen?

My request is simply to bring back to life Discipline page.
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G.G.B.

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The reasons generally should be in the terms of use: https://www.last.fm/legal/terms#para6

But I must agree, it doesn't look very transparent how this technically works. All I know is, there are different methods of censorship or blocking content. In this case apparently the whole page is blocked. Some pages like "German Military Marches" are only blocked in specific countries. Also there are band pages that are accessable, but the function to add Youtube videos has been disabled, like in this case: https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/cannot-add-video-to-songs-of-a-band
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I understand, I also agree on the fact that you linked
abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, racist, sexually explicit, ethnically or culturally offensive, indecent, or that promotes violence, racial hatred, terrorism, or illegal acts
But on the other hand, being strict, probably half of the metal bands should be canceled. Indeed difficult topic.
But still it is not clear how this censorship works.
Because censorship is, specially if applied in unclear ways. Hopefully someone is going to tackle this topic.
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Yes, these terms strictly applied would allow to remove most of the content here, it leaves the door open for all possibilities.

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